PM Modi, President Macron discuss regional issues over phone

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on telephone with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday. The two leaders discussed regional issues including recent developments in Afghanistan.  In this context, they shared their concerns about possible spread of terrorism, narcotics, illicit weapons and human trafficking, as well as the need to ensure human rights, rights of women and minorities. 

Modi and Macron reviewed the increasing bilateral collaboration in the Indo-Pacific region, and the important role that the India-France partnership plays in promoting stability and security in the region. Both leaders agreed to maintain close and regular consultations, in the spirit of the India-France Strategic Partnership, which both countries cherish deeply. 

The talk between the two leaders is being seen as a very significant step forward in terms of India’s strategy to deal with the recent global development.  


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